FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan

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    Let Her Go

    Passenger

     

    Here's my lesson showing you how to strum and sing this great tune. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more lessons like this one.


     

    Originally recorded Capo 7 using key of C chord shapes.  Most solo strummers will prefer this fuller-sounding no-capo version.

     

    Chord Guide

           32 1

    C:    x32010

             132

    D:    xx0232

           12

    Em:   022000

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           13421

    Bm:   x24432

     

     

     

     

    Strumming Guide

    For Intro and First Chorus:

        >       >

    d   D   D U D U

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    For Rest of Song:

     

    D   d   D U D U

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

    Intro (repeat x2):  

    / C - - - / C - D - / Em - - - / D - - - /

    / C - - - / C - D - / Em - - - / Em - D - /

     

    Chorus:

                                       C                                    G

    Well, you only need the light when it's burning low

                           D                                  Em

    Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

                            C                                      G      D (2)

    Only know you love her when you let her go

                                        C                                     G

    Only know you've been high when you're feeling low

                         D                                           Em

    Only hate the road when you're missing home

                           C                                       G      D (2)

    Only know you love her when you let her go                 

     

    And you let her go

     

    / Em - - - / C - - - / D - - - / Bm - - - /

    / Em - - - / C - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

     

       Em                                      C                              

    Staring at the bottom of your glass

                D                                         Bm                           

    Hoping one day you'll make a dream last

                                 Em                    C         D (2)                           

    But dreams come slow and they go so fast

             Em                                    C                            

    You see her when you close your eyes

               D                                     Bm                           

    Maybe one day you'll understand why

                             Em             C     D (2)                                              

    Everything you touch, surely dies

     

    Chorus

     

       Em                                  C                                                                

    Staring at the ceiling in the dark

                   D                                Bm                            

    Same old empty feeling in your heart

                                  Em                  C        D (2)                  

    'Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

                    Em                              C                            

    Well you see her when you fall asleep

                              D                         Bm                           

    But never to touch and never to keep

                                           Em                        C          D (2)        

    'Cause you loved her too much and you dive too deep

     

    Chorus

       

    And you let her go

     

    Bridge:

    Em     C   D (2)                                                      

    Oh oh oh no      And you let her go

    Em     C   D (2)                                                      

    Oh oh oh no      Well you let her go

                                                              

    / Em - - - / C - - - / D - - - / Bm - - - /

    / Em - - - / C - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

     

    Chorus

     

    Chorus (one strum per chord first half, a capella second half)

     

    And you let her go

     

    End on Em (or a capella)


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.